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The complicated world of ICANN – part one ROME, Italy 01 May 2004 By Carlos Afonso

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) – the body that’s responsible for managing the registration and distribution system of domain names (eg. www.apc.org) in the internet – held its first meeting of 2004. More than 600 people from different countries took...

Foro Mundial sobre Gobernanza de Internet: No hay acuerdo acerca de qué no funciona y qué hay que reparar MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay 30 April 2004 By APCNoticias

Un foro mundial sobre gobernanza de internet, realizado por la Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU) en marzo fue la plataforma más abierta e inclusiva que ha habido hasta el momento para tratar temas de gobernanza de internet, pero el tiempo fue demasiado escaso como para desglosar las dive...

Global Forum on Internet Governance: Not everyone agrees on what is broken nor on what fixing might involve
Global Forum on Internet Governance: Not everyone agrees on what is broken nor on what fixing might involve 29 April 2004 By APCNews

A global forum on internet governance organised by the United Nations in March was the most open and inclusive platform for addressing internet governance issues to date but time was too short to disaggregate the various areas of policy and regulation that are loosely grouped under “internet gover...

La Ond@ Rural (The Rural Vibe): Workshop on radio, ICTs and rural development
La Ond@ Rural (The Rural Vibe): Workshop on radio, ICTs and rural development 28 April 2004 By APCNews

This Latin American workshop considered a series of proposals for promoting the effective use of ICT and radio for rural development so that rural radio stations, networks, specialists in ICT for development and policy decision-makers, start to take into account the effectiveness of combining radio ...

Free and open source software sweeps US non-profit tech conference
Free and open source software sweeps US non-profit tech conference 28 April 2004 By Mark Surman

Looking around at the recent Non-Profit Technology Enterprise Network conference in Philadelphia, it would have been easy to think that free and open source software is sweeping the non-profit world. With an attendance of over 700 people, this year’s NTEN event featured a full track of six wor...

Are ICTs contributing to women's empowerment in Central and Eastern Europe?
Are ICTs contributing to women's empowerment in Central and Eastern Europe? 28 April 2004 By APC WNSP

This was an underlying question addressed in the evaluations of six information and communication (ICT) initiatives from Bulgaria, Croatia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia, which participated in the field-testing of the Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM). Evaluated initiatives varied from a...

IT skills for an alternative living for Cairo's former underclass
IT skills for an alternative living for Cairo's former underclass 28 April 2004 By ArabDev

Living on the fringes of society, the Zabaleen have been making a living from recycling what Cairo’s more affluent throw away for generations. However, the government is now contracting foreign waste-disposal specialists and the Zabaleen have found their traditional source of livelihood cut of...

First anniversary for Brazilian civil society portal
First anniversary for Brazilian civil society portal 28 April 2004 By RITS

‘Citizens Online’ (Cidadania na Internet), a Brazilian civil society information-sharing portal, celebrated one-year online on March 27. A multi-institution project managed by APC member in Brazil, RITS, ‘Citizens online’ started out life with twenty organisations on board. O...

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